Upper-Division Courses

PHYS 313. Physics for Scientists I (4). General education introductory course. The first semester of a calculus-based physics sequence. Topics include motion, forces, energy, fluids, oscillations, waves and thermodynamics. Credit is given for only one of PHYS 213 or 313. Passing a placement test is required to get into this course. Natural sciences majors are required to take the lab, PHYS 315, that accompanies this course. Corequisite: MATH 243 with a grade of C or better.

PHYS 314. Physics for Scientists II (4). General educa-tion advanced further study course. The second semester of a calculus-based physics sequence. Topics include electricity, magnetism, circuits, EM waves, light and selections from modern physics. Credit is only given for one of PHYS 214 or 314. Natural sciences majors are required to take the lab, PHYS 316, that accompanies this course. Prerequisites: MATH 243 with a grade of C or better and PHYS 313.

PHYS 315. University Physics Lab I (1). General education introductory course. Lab experiments in mechan-ics, waves and thermodynamics. Required for natural sciences majors enrolled in PHYS 313. Prerequisite: MATH 242. Corequisite: PHYS 313.

PHYS 316. University Physics Lab II (1). General education advanced further study course. Lab experiments in electricity, magnetism and optics. Required for natural sciences majors taking PHYS 314. Corequisite: PHYS 314

PHYS 395. Solar System Astronomy (3). General education advanced further study course. Studies the sun, major planets and minor bodies of the solar system, particularly their nature and origin. Discusses classical ground-based observations and the results of satellite investigations. Primarily for students with little prior contact with science.

PHYS 481. Cooperative Education in Physics (1–4). Complements and enhances the student’s academic program by providing an opportunity to apply knowledge gained through coursework to job-related situations. No more than 4 hours earned in PHYS 481 may be applied toward satisfying the requirements for a major in physics. Offered Cr/NCr only. Prerequisite: departmental consent.